This year's Symposium & Workshop will offer a comprehensive technical program featuring 15 technical sessions and four short courses. Following the Plenary Session on Tuesday, technical sessions will highlight research and innovative technologies that assist the Department of Defense in addressing increasingly complex environmental challenges.  

Below are this year's technical session topics. Session descriptions will soon be available, and detailed agendas for each session will be posted in late September. After the Symposium, speaker presentations will be uploaded to this site. 

2012 Technical Sessions 


  • Waste-to-Energy Conversion for Overseas Contingency Operations
  • Climate Change, Fresh Water, and Installation Sustainability
  • Management of Contaminated Sediments: Innovations and Future Perspectives
  • Transferring Emerging Energy Efficiency Technologies to DoD Buildings


  • Implementation of Sustainable Surface Engineering Technologies on Weapons Systems
  • ESTCP Live Site Munitions Classification Demonstrations
  • Vapor Intrusion from Contaminated Groundwater Sites: Understanding the Groundwater to Indoor Air Pathway
  • Defense Coastal/Estuarine Research Program (DCERP): Past and Future


  • Lead-Free Electronics: Challenges and Solutions
  • Detection and Classification of Munitions Underwater
  • Management and Closure of Complex Sites: Past Successes and Future Challenges
  • Distributed Generation in Support of DoD Energy Security and Renewable Energy Goals


  • Marine Mammal Research: Next Steps
  • Emerging Contaminants: Fate, Transport, and Treatment
  • Smart, Secure, and Integrated Installation Energy Management for Energy Security and Cost Savings